January 26, 1947- July 30, 2013A wonderful man left us on Tuesday 7:50 pm at Hospice Residential Home in the arms of his family. A most caring and compassionate man…..his family was everything to him. Loving and thoughtful husband for 43 fantastic years to Janet (nee Holmes). The best father ever to Darren, Kamloops B.C. and Ryan & Jennifer (Beneteau), Oakville, ON and his special granddog Buddy!! (new paragraph) Gary was proud of his 31 dedicated years on the Windsor Fire Department and was always a conscientious and loyal employee. He was a respected Captain when he retired in June 2001. (new paragraph) Gary fought hard since January 2013 against the ravage of pancreatic cancer. Such a cruel disease. We all respected his dignity and strength during his fight and totally supported him when he chose Palliative Care. (new paragraph) We have met so many kind and caring people over the last months that were encouraging and compassionate especially at Met Hospital 4 West Oncology and 6 North. (new paragraph) A truly kind and sensitive man with many interests. He will be missed so very much. In lieu of flowers, donations to Hospice Residential Home would be appreciated by the family. Cremation service has taken place. Memorial visiting Saturday from 11 am until time of Service to Celebrate Gary’s life at 1 pm at FAMILIES FIRST 1065 LAUZON RD. East Windsor (519-969-5841). Share memories, photos or make a donation online at www.FamiliesFirst.ca


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